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Toyota Driver Monitoring Sensors Could Detect Heart Trouble

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“I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the people in his car!”
That’s the old joke touching on the prospect of drivers encountering heart problems while behind the wheel. Pujitha Gunaratne, a principal scientist at the Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center, hopes to do that by developing in-car sensors to keep tabs on drivers’ health while they are piloting their car. The aim is to tip them off to trouble while there is still time to do something about it and to potentially activate driver assistance systems to bring the car to a controlled stop in case of a sudden emergency.

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